Labor School Calendar

Region 2: Track 3: Week 3

09.18.2012

Regions 1, 2 & 5 - Classes offered 10am-Noon, 5pm-7:30pm.
Regions 3 & 4 - Classes are 5pm - 7:30pm.

Find this track and week description in the listing below.

Contact the region to register.


MNA Labor School - 2012

Track 1 – Leadership Development and the MNA/NNU

Week 1

Overview of the MNA and the NNU,  By Laws, Board of Directors and Committees, Divisions & Associate Directors, Central Labor Councils and the State AFL-CIO

Week 2

Labor History and the Core Values of the Union, Labor and Community Coalitions, Workplace Actions and Strikes, Work to Rule

Week 3

Member Participation and Internal Organizing/Mapping the Workplace,  Union Building Tools- Internal Communications, Contract Language,  Unit Newsletters & Bulletin Boards

Week 4

Running Union Membership Meetings, Leadership Development and Officer Elections, Dealing with Apathy, Organizing around Grievances

 

Track 2 – Role of the Floor Representative, Grievances and Arbitration

Week 1

Role of the Floor Rep., Identifying Grievances vs. Complaints, Review of the Grievance Procedure and Time Lines

Week 2

Grievance Investigation and the Right to Information, Discipline and Just Cause, Past Practice

Week 3

Writing & Filing Grievances, Preparing the Case, Weingarten Rights, Organizing around Grievances

Week 4

Presenting the Grievance, Settling Grievances, Arbitration, ULPs

 

Track 3 – The Collective Bargaining Process

Week 1

Collective Bargaining and the Legal Foundation, Process Overview, Ground Rules, Bargaining Committees and the Contract Action Team

Week 2

Preparing for Bargaining - Surveys, Calendar, Priorities, Defining and Developing a Contract Campaign, The Committee Decision Making Process

Week 3

At the Bargaining Table – Tactics and Signals, Roles at the Table, Writing Contract Language, Leverage & Pressure Tactics, Use of the Media

Week 4

Contract Costing, Strikes & Job Actions, Mediation, Impasse, Agreement, Committee Recommendation and Ratification

 

Track 4 – Computer Training

Week 1

Excel

Week 2

Excel

Week 3

Excel

Week 4

Word

Week 5

Word

Week 6

Using the Internet and MNA email

 

Track 5 – Labor Law and Special Topics

Week 1

Family and Medical Leave Act, Massachusetts Small Necessities Leave Act, Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN)

Week 2

Fair Labor Standards Act, Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act, HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act)

Week 3

Workers Compensation, Occupational Safety and Health Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, USERRA (Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Act)

Week 4

The Kentucky River/Oakwood Cases and the NLRB and Nurse Supervisory Issues, The National Labor Relations Act and Chapter 150 (e)

To register, contact the Regional Office

MNA Regional Council 1 - 413.584.4607, region1@mnarn.org

MNA Regional Council 2 - 508.756.5800, region2@mnarn.org

MNA Regional Council 3 - 508.888.5774, region3@mnarn.org

MNA Regional Council 4 - 781.584.8012, region4@mnarn.org

MNA Regional Council 5 - 781.821.8255, region5@mnarn.org

Get an “MNA Labor School” Jacket when you complete any 2 Labor School Tracks.